Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Nick Cave’s Astonishing Letter About Grief

In 2018, a letter was sent to Nick Cave from someone named Cynthia. It read:

I have experienced the death of my father, my sister, and my first love in the past few years and feel that I have some communication with them, mostly through dreams. They are helping me. Are you and Susie feeling that your son Arthur is with you and communicating in some way?

Arthur was Nick Cave’s late son. He died in 2015 aged fifteen. This letter was Cave’s reply, read here by Benedict Cumberbatch at Letters Live at London’s Roundhouse in July 2021.